Saturday, January 22, 2011

How To Do It


Welcome everyone!. The following project structure is intended to provide you with a methodology to be both specific and help you track the progress and meet your milestones. Since individual projects vary widely some points might not apply. However, you can use it as a roadmap to define/clarify your deliverables and go back to it frequently and methodically.

It has four distinct phases:

DISCOVERY

This phase helps you understand the big picture and the opportunity to achieve the main goals of your project; to take an idea from conception to completion in the most effective manner.

Brainstorming, sketch models, scenarios, analysis and feasibility assessments.

Define the requirements, scope, timeline, budget (your time and resources) and benchmarks for the project.

Requirements of Analysis:

  • Prioritize and validate requirements based on quality(1) and strategic factors
  • Determine success criteria and metrics
  • Define a preliminary list of production requirements.


Synthesis:

  • Produce a final document with the discovery result.
  • Develop a high-level implementation plan. (storyboard)
  • Present a timeline and a budget estimate.

DESIGN

During this phase, create the look and feel of the solution (style). Develop the story requirements, the creative components, the technical design and infrastructure that supports the project.

Creative Design:

  • Storyline and character creation
  • Script
  • Storyboard
  • Art Direction
  • Audio Design
  • Production Design

Technical Design:

  • Software requirements
  • Set/backgrounds/location/plates
  • Lighting diagrams
  • Special efx design
  • Models, textures

PRE-PRODUCTION

Develop and integrate all the creative, technical and information components.

Creative Production:

  • Story
  • Character Design
  • Prototypes
  • Graphics, 3D video/audio production needs
  • Technical integration

Technical Production:

  • Green Screen
  • Lighting
  • 3D camera
  • Sound
  • System testing
  • Problem resolution

DEPLOYMENT

Demonstrate the solution after all final specifications and testing results.


Live environment:

  • Rendering
  • Audience Test performance and feedback
  • Implement promotion/communication strategies



Showtime!

That's all folks!

1-Quality: the true nature of things, the peculiar and essential character


All Illustrations custom made by Rich Powell


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